Definitions

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  • v. To gauge (measure) incorrectly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. gauge something incorrectly or improperly

Etymologies

mis- +‎ gauge (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For a 17-year-old to badly misgauge his ability to handle road conditions is not the kind of seriously condemnatory behavior that the Legislature envisioned when it defined

    NY Court of Appeals

  • For a 17-year-old to badly misgauge his ability to handle road conditions is not the kind of seriously condemnatory behavior that the Legislature envisioned when it defined "criminal negligence," even though the consequences here were fatal.

    NY Court of Appeals

  • Animals with elongated (“stilts”) or shortened legs (“stumps”) take larger or shorter strides, respectively, and concomitantly misgauge travel distance.

    Detecting design: Specification versus Likelihood - The Panda's Thumb

  • Now, I have to tell you, I did misgauge that because a majority of the Republican senators now sitting in the Senate voted for a similar stimulus when Ronald Reagan was President in 1983, and voted 28 times for regular supplemental appropriations like this.

    Presidents Press Conference

  • "New research out of Stanford University suggests when we misgauge our friends' negative feelings, we feel worse about ourselves."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Tech, more than any industry, punishes companies that fall behind the curve, misgauge trends, fail to execute.

    Dealscape

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